Deputy Sheriff Michael Collister was hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1983. He served on the SWAT team, won awards, saved lives. In May 2010, after 27 years on the force, he was diagnosed with stage-IV bile duct cancer -- essentially a death sentence. According to police, his friend spent last December shaking him down for the pain medication he'd been prescribed but was too weak to defend.
Dan Burrows went into Mike Collister's bedroom, woke him up and brought him into the living room. Dan Burrows told Mike Collister that he had called and requested a Chaplin respond to visit with Mike Collister. This upset Mike Collister at which time Mike started to cry and returned to his bedroom. Dan Burrows followed Mike Collister into the bedroom and about 10 minutes later, Mike and Dan exited the bedroom and entered the garage, where the gun safe is located.
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